Sundiata: Lion King of Mali
Clarion Books, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
The story of Sundiata, son of the king of Mali in the time of the great trading empires of Africa some eight hundred years ago, is a powerful tale of courage and determination. As a boy, Sundiata was unable to speak or walk. He overcame these obstacles, but was driven into exile by a rival queen. When Mali was overrun by intruders, 18-year-old Sundiata returned to defeat them and reclaim the throne. Full color.
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The interesting book, Sundiata: Lion King of Mali by David Wisniewski is a tale of bravery and courage. All of Sundiata’s life is crafted skillfully in this exciting tale. Sundiata expertly demonstrates a constant amount of courage, ambition, and solicitude. To start off, Sundiata shows off his courage in many ways. From standing up to tyrants like Sumanguru or fending off a brutal army. When he defended against Sumanguru’s army, he fought fiercely through the battlefield. Additionally, Sundiata stays focused and patient throughout his life. He always waited for the right time to strike. Instead of taking the throne by force, he won the people’s approval. Similarly, Sundiata shows he really cares for his family and his kingdom. When his mother was crying, he knew he had to do something. During the time Sumanguru was invading Mali, he answered the call of the people by defended Mali. Will Sundiata become the new ruler of Mali? Sundiata: Lion King of Mali is an incredible journey through Sundiata’s interesting life. This is Aris from the Jar of Creativity.
Review: Sundiata: Lion King of MaliUser Review - Mckinley - Goodreads
Story of the life and triumph of the cripple prince who becomes a warrior and powerful king. Read it to the kids a fair amount. See: Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali by DT Niane for longer/adult version. Read full review